The United States, at least, seems to have an estrogen problem. Estrogen-related pathology is elevated compared even to other developing countries, estrogenoids are in our food supply in the form of soy, and our consumer products supply in the form of various coatings for plastics (e.g. bisphenol A).
What do y'all think about this article relating a ubiquitous chemical pesticide to sex hormone pathology in amphibians (sneak peek: it increases aromatase synthesis)?
It's not new stuff; as the article points out, the research has been around and well-published for years. But the story is so well-told that it's really accessible and enjoyable to read. It's in Mother Jones, which has its own political agenda, but it's beautifully written regardless of that fact, and the science is good.
Anyone dig deep into the research or the links and discover something personally relevant?
EDIT: Part of my point in posting this question is that I think this is a pretty diverse community of folks, most of whom would take a serious interest in something like this. If I'm right, then it would broaden the coalition of scientists and others who think of it as a major health issue.
Can the paleo/primal/ancestral community help politicize this issue in a way that would make it actionable? Is that a desirable result?
I'm also interested to hear the thoughts of the docs here on PH, physician and PhD alike.
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on May 27, 2012
at 07:48 AM
According to this TED talk....yes.
on May 28, 2012
at 01:26 AM
It's a HUGE problem.
Half of my female nutrition clients are suffering from some form of estrogen dominance, due in part to malnutrition (caused by a crap diet & gut dysbiosis) and in part to xenoestrogens. Estrogen dominance affects fertility and appears to be responsible for many of the so-called "normal" menopausal symptoms.
I've had success with fertility clients by having them eliminate as many xenoestrogens as they can from their home environment, optimizing their Vitamin D levels & making some dietary tweaks.